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mbta-new-commuter-rail-coaches-april-25-2013For Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 16, the MBTA is again this year offering a special $20 all-day pass for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, which runs parallel to the Boston Marathon route. Unlimited travel up and down the Marathon route for one flat rate is available for purchase beginning Monday, April 9, through April 15 from ticket offices at North, South, and Back Bay Stations, and onboard-only on April 16 on Worcester Line trains. This special commuter rail pass is also available for purchase now through April 16 on the mTicket app.

CharlieCards preloaded with roundtrip subway fare will also be easily available for purchase at Riverside Station on the MBTA Green Line on April 16 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Customers travelling around Boston on Marathon Monday are also encouraged to purchase a $12 1-Day Link pass valid for unlimited subway and bus travel, which is available from any station fare vending machine and valid for twenty-four hours after purchase.

Due to safety concerns, Copley Station will be closed for the entire day on April 16. Customers are instead encouraged to use Arlington Station (serving all Green Line branches) Prudential Station (Green Line E branch), Hynes Convention Center Station (Green Line B, C, and D branches), or Back Bay Station on the Orange Line. From approximately 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., above-ground Green Line stations at South Street (B branch), Kent Street (C branch), and St. Mary’s Street (C branch) will be closed.

The Red, Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.

Buses and trackless trolleys will operate a regular weekday schedule on April 16, though some bus routes will be detoured to accommodate the Marathon and other festivities. Pre-marathon events are also scheduled the weekend prior, resulting in route adjustments to various bus routes in and around Copley Square. Customers are encouraged to subscribe to T-Alerts and check the MBTA website for more information on these changes.

All commuter rail lines will operate a regular weekday schedule with additional trains on the Framingham/Worcester Line to support additional crowds. Additional train times are listed below:

Ashland 10:10 a.m. 10:40 a.m. —-
Framingham 10:21 a.m. 10:51 a.m. —-
West Natick 10:26 a.m. 10:56 a.m. —-
Natick 10:32 a.m. 11:02 a.m. —-
Wellesley Square 10:38 a.m. 11:08 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Wellesley Hills 10:43 a.m. 11:13 a.m. 12:34 p.m.
Wellesley Farms 10:47 a.m. 11:17 a.m. 12:38 p.m.
Auburndale 10:53 a.m. 11:23 a.m. 12:43 p.m.
West Newton 10:57 a.m. 11:27 a.m. 12:48 p.m.
Newtonville 11:02 a.m. 11:32 a.m. 12:52 p.m.
Boston Landing 11:07 a.m.* 11:37 a.m.* 12:57 p.m.*
Yawkey 11:12 a.m.* 11:42 a.m.* 1:02 p.m.*
Back Bay 11:17 a.m.* 11:47 a.m.* 1:07 p.m.
SOUTH STATION Arrives at 11:22 a.m. Arrives at 11:52 a.m. Arrives at 1:12 p.m.


SOUTH STATION 9:10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Back Bay 9:16 a.m. 11:36 a.m.
Yawkey 9:21 a.m. 11:41 a.m.
Boston Landing 9:26 a.m. 11:46 a.m.
Newtonville —- —-
West Newton —- —-
Auburndale —- —-
Wellesley Farms 9:35 a.m. 11:55 a.m.
Wellesley Hills 9:38 a.m. 11:58 a.m.
Wellesley Square 9:41 a.m. 12:01 p.m.
Natick 9:46 a.m. —-
West Natick 9:51 a.m. —-
Framingham 9:54 a.m. —-
Ashland Arrives at 10:00 a.m. —-

* These times indicate an early departure. The train may leave ahead of schedule at these stops.

Additionally, some Framingham/Worcester Line trains will make additional stops at Boston Landing Station that are not typically scheduled. These trains will stop at Boston Landing at the following times:

514 11:52 a.m.
516 1:22 p.m.


511 10:30 a.m.
513 12:10 p.m.
515 2:15 p.m.

All commuter boat and ferry service as well as The RIDE service will operate a regular weekday schedule.

Customers planning to park in an MBTA garage or lot should allow additional travel time and note that some garages and lots may fill very quickly due to heavy parking demand. Real-time parking capacity information will be tweeted from @MBTA.

Bicycles are prohibited onboard all MBTA vehicles (including folding bicycles) for the entire day on April 16. Backpacks, coolers, cans, bottles, and large items are not permitted at the Marathon.

For the most up-to-date service information, please see T-Alerts, visit,

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